Warnings & Dangers
OVERALL RISK : LOW
Tianjin is quite safe and a non-violent city. You should not be concerned about personal safety as long as you follow the basics you would at home. Travelers are often victims of petty crime, but this can be prevented by taking precautions.
PICKPOCKETS RISK : HIGH
Pickpockets and purse snatching are common in crowded places. We advise that you keep an eye on your belonging when you find yourself in busy and crowded areas.
MUGGING RISK : LOW
Mugging and kidnapping against foreigners are extremely rare.
SCAMS RISK : HIGH
Counterfeit currency is a significant problem in Tianjin. Always try to carry small bills or to use exact change.
TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : MEDIUM
Be cautious when taking a taxi, especially at airports. Avoid unlicensed taxis, insist that the taxi driver use his/her meter, request a receipt, and ask your driver to remove the bags from the trunk before you get out of the taxi and before you pay.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : LOW
Tianjin is located in an active seismic zone as it lies on top of the Tangshan-Hejian-Cixan fault. The last devastating earthquake was in 1976 magnitude 7.6.
TERRORISM RISK : LOW
Terrorist attacks are unlikely in Tianjin.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW
Tianjin is a safe place to travel for female travellers, but it is always good to exercise precautions like you would in any other country.
WHAT TO DO?
Heping is located in the center of the city. The main shopping malls are found on Nanjing Road and Binjiang street. One of the most popular streets among tourists is the Five Avenue due to its colonial architecture.
HedongAs its name states, “District east of the river,” Hedong lies east of the Hai River, and it was once part of the Russian Concession during the colonial period. Here, you’ll find the Tianjin Railway Station, General Mail Office, and the Conservatory of Music among others.
Binhai New Area
Located on the eastern coast of Tianjin, this district is the new trendy area in China as it was established in 2009 with one goal: replicate the development seen in Shenzhen and Shanghai. Many companies have already invested and established offices there like Rockefeller, Motorola, and Airbus among others.